Athletics & Extracurricular Activities

Athletic Director: Mr. Brad Hayes

Athletic Website:

Jackson County High School offers a variety of extracurricular activities in which a student can participate.  A student must follow GHSA and Jackson County High School guidelines to participate in a sport. In order to compete, a student must have passed at least five courses the preceding year and be on track for graduation.  Incoming 9th graders are eligible immediately but must meet GHSA requirements to be eligible to compete the second semester.

To be eligible, students must be “On Track” as follows:
10th Graders – 5 units
11th Graders – 11 units
12th Graders – 17 units

Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Football, Softball, and Volleyball

Basketball, Cheerleading, Swimming, and Wrestling

Baseball, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, and Track

For more information about athletics at Jackson County Comprehensive High School, visit the Jackson County Panther Athletics Website. Go, Panthers!

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The faculty is committed to providing students with opportunities to participate in a diverse array of student activities, which will promote their intellectual and social growth and development.  To accomplish this goal, Jackson County High School provides a number of clubs, activities and student publications.

ACADEMIC TEAM is open to students from any grade level.  The academic team participates in competitions against other high schools. Advisor: Sheri Koenig

ART CLUB is open to any student interested in exploring more about the visual arts.  You do not have to currently be taking an art class to get involved. Activities include, but not limited to Field trips to museums and exhibitions, face painting at events, mural paintings, hosting exhibitions, fundraisers, meeting local artists, and having extra studio time to practice art techniques. Advisor: Crystal Colley

BAND opportunities include Color Guard; and Intermediate, Advanced and Mastery Band. Advisors:  Nick Golding & Matt Tinnell

BETA CLUB is a national leadership and service organization open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Requirements to join the Beta Club are to have and maintain a 90 average, exemplary conduct (i.e. no discipline referrals), and participation in mandatory service projects/activities. Advisor: Bart Hamburg

CHORUS offers Beginning and Advanced Chorus opportunities. Advisor: Alan Bunn

DRAMA CLUB is open to all students at JCCHS.  All Drama club members will be invited to participate in all drama related activities including the State One-Act Competition held during the fall semester. Advisor: Tammy Higgenbotham

DIABETES AWARENESS CLUB, Panther Diabetes Support, is a club open to all students. We will focus on student awareness of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, but also educate students who have the disease on how to manage it. Community involvement is greatly appreciated, as we will be fundraising for JDRF during the school year. We will also be networking with support groups in the state to help raise awareness. Advisor: Haley Fleming

DIGITAL AND COMMUNICATIVE ARTS CLUB Advisors: Michelle Golden & Denise Wilbanks

ECONOMICS CHALLENGE provides an academic competition open to students in regular and Advanced Placement Economics classes. Students participate in the state competition in March in an attempt to earn a spot in the national competition in New York. Students are quizzed about microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics in this intense academic challenge. Advisor: Craig Ellis

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CLUB is open to all interested and dedicated students. The club meets weekly to work on vehicles & to prepare for state competitions. Advisor: Heather Hamrick

ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB is open to all interested and dedicated students. Environmental Club’s purpose is to inform students about environmental issues, collect plastic and paper for recycling, and use posters/events to promote recycling. Advisor: Natalie Peterson

EXTRA SPECIAL PEOPLE (ESP) CLUB Advisor:  Sonya Seagraves

* FBLA: Future Business Leaders of America is a nonprofit educational association for middle school, high school, and collegiate students who are interested in learning more about the free enterprise system.  FBLA is a nationally recognized club in the United States of America. The purpose of FBLA is to prepare members for careers in business and to assist them by becoming better employees and citizens. FBLA helps students develop leadership abilities, prepares them for entry into business-related occupations, and offers a setting where members compete at regional, state and national levels in business and technology curriculum.

FCA,Fellowship of Christian Athletes, is a campus group for coaches and students where Bible study, prayer support, discipleship and outreach opportunities can be experienced. Advisor: Chuck Butler

* FCCLA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, is a national organization that helps students become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Science education.  It is open to all students in grades 9-12. FCCLA members do not have to be currently enrolled in a FACS class. Advisor: Brooke Curtis

* FFA is open to all agriculture students and allows students to compete at the local, state and national level. Advisors:  Micah Story & Shannon Lawrence

FRENCH CLUB is open to students who are currently in a French class or registered for a French class. Advisor: Nessa Hoppe


HOMECOMING COMMITTEE is responsible for planning homecoming activities. Advisor: Leah McConnell

* HOSA is open to students who are or have been enrolled in a health science technical education (HSTE) program. Advisor: Deenene Chandler

INTERNATIONAL CLUB goals are to enhance Spanish language skills and cultural awareness through club activities (monthly meetings, fundraisers, restaurant tours and a field trip to St. Augustine, Florida).  Membership requirements are one year of Spanish and/or enrollment in a Spanish language course, participation and annual dues. Advisor: Sherome Heaven

INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY is the honorary society for high school theatre students.  Through involvement in the JCCHS Drama Club, better known as The Lofty Outside Inside The Box Players, students can participate in all drama productions and theatre events while earning their Induction Points. Advisor:  Tammy Higgenbotham

JROTC is a leadership and citizenship organization that provides students an opportunity to be better citizens.  It has no affiliation with the military for students and no obligation for students to join the military. Activities include Color Guard, Honor Guard, Rifle Team, Saber Team, Drill Team and Raider Team activities membership restricted to JROTC students; practices after school on interscholastic competition and drills. Advisors: Melvin Farr

KEY CLUB is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It promotes leadership through serving and is a member of the Kiwanis International family. Advisor:  Amy Powers

MOUNTAIN BIKE TEAM is open to all students (9-12) and governed by the Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League (GICL).  Students can, but not required, compete in various races from September-November. Practice rides/events commence in April-August, which include bike checks, skill development, and club outings. Team fees are required to be an active participant as well as a proper mountain bike and helmet. “Department Store” bicycles are not considered appropriate for this type of activity. There are no tryouts. Advisor: Zachary Taylor

NATIONAL FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY membership is available to students who are enrolled in French II or French III and who meet established national academic requirements. Advisor: Nessa Hoppe

NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY supports the needs of artistically gifted school-age young people.  NAHS provides opportunities for young artists to share their abilities through exhibitions, art-related community service, and leadership while fostering knowledge of career opportunities and scholarships in the visual arts field. Open to 10th-12th grade students at JCCHS who meet specific academic requirements. Activities include the same as art club, as well as the NAHS State Convention and Induction Ceremony.   Advisor: Crystal Colley

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY is a leadership and service organization open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Requirements to join the National Honor Society are to have and maintain a 95 average, exemplary conduct (i.e. no discipline referrals) and participation in mandatory service projects/activities. Advisor: Heather Hamrick

* NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY  is a national honor society for students who excel in academic and career/technical courses and who are actively involved in student government, career/technical student organizations, civic, and/or service organization(s).  

ODYSSEY OF THE MIND is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program. Advisors: Michelle Parker & Alex Nichols

PROM COMMITTEE is a group of juniors who are responsible for planning the senior prom throughout the spring semester. The committee decides on the theme and decorations in addition to handling ticket sales & setting up for prom. Advisors: Sheri Koenig

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD is a competition in which high school students compete in events pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, and engineering. Requirements – Interest in science, paying membership dues Advisor: Graham Oakley

* SKILLS USA is a career/technical student organization that provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.  Skills USA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities. Students will have the opportunity to compete regionally, statewide, and nationally. Advisor: Denise Wilbanks

SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY is a national organization that honors academic excellence in Spanish classes.  Students must receive an “A” in two years of Spanish classes and at least 3.0 GPA in other classes. Membership dues are $20.00. Advisor: Debi Read

STUDENT COUNCIL is a representative structure for students, through which they can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with teachers, staff, and parents. Advisors: Haley Fleming

TRI-M Music Honor Society is an international music honor society designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. Advisor: Nick Golding & Matt Tinnell

YEARBOOK prerequisites include Word Processing or Computer Applications and Desktop Publishing. Advisor: Michelle Golden

Students participating in Career, Technical, Agricultural Education programs may be eligible for membership in FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, Georgia First Robotics, HOSA, National Technical Honor Society, and Skills USA. They also may be part of WORK-BASED LEARNING, a program designed for students with a definitive career goal who leave school to apprentice at a work site.  The WBL coordinator can assist students with job placement within the local community or students may find an approved work site on their own.  WBL is limited to juniors and seniors.  Any student interested in participating in WBL needs to see the WBL coordinator for an application.


Click this picture to be redirected to the JCCHS Graduation Honors website.


There are many Graduation Honors students have the opportunity to earn throughout their four years at Jackson County Comprehensive High School.

For a detailed listing of Graduation Honors  & the requirements for earning them, visit the Graduation Honors website by clicking HERE or on the picture to the left.

List of Graduation Honors:

Beta: Gold Beta Stole
CTAE Pathway Completion w/ Industry Credentials: Teal and White Honor Cord
Chorus: Pink and Light Blue Intertwined Cord
FCCLA: Red & White Honor Cords
FCCLA Officers: Red Stole with Logo
FFA Honor Graduate: Blue Sash
Governor’s Honors: Silver, Royal Blue, & Black Intertwined Cord
Honor Graduates: Gold Honor Stoles
HOSA: Red & Navy Blue Intertwined Honor Cord
International Club: Green Cord
International Thespian Scholar: White Stole
International Thespian Society: Blue & White Tassel & White or Gold Honor Cord
JROTC Oath Enlistment Cord: Red, White, and Blue Honor Cord
Lanier Tech Dual Enrollment: Green & White Intertwined Honor Cord
National Art Honor Society: Blue, Red, and Orange Intertwined Honor Cords and Yellow, Green, and Purple Intertwined Honor Cord
National French Honor Society: Blue, White and Red Intertwined Honor Cord
National Honor Society: White Stole; Medals Denote Officers
National and International Rank Thespians: Blue & Gold Honor Cord
National Spanish Honor Society: Gold Medal
National Technical Honor Society: Purple & White Honor Cords
Research Team: Gold and Black Cord, Medallion for being published
SkillsUSA: Red & White Honor Cords
SkillsUSA Officers: White Stoles with logo
Student Council Seniors: Gold Sashes with Officer Label
Student Leadership: Purple Cords
Thespian Recognition of Honor: Medallion
Tri-M: Pink Honor Cord
Y-Club: Yellow Honor Cord
Yearbook: Red and Black Cord for members on staff for 2+ years
Valedictorian and Salutatorian: Medallion